This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.
Daily fantasy golf contests offer something that a season-long league simply cannot: No matter how bad your team is, there's always a fresh start next week. DraftKings even offers a fresh start after one measly day! But what FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo and FantasyDraft simply cannot offer is the year-long camaraderie of playing in a league with your buddies. #OldSchool
The main RotoWire league is about to enter its 20th year, and some bold-faced names in the fantasy and sports media industries take part. Not everyone has been around since the beginning, but the core has been present for well over a decade. There's a sentiment among the group that this golf league – not a football, baseball or basketball one – is the most fun of all. Sure, we're all golf fans, but the feeling is it's the favorite because of the guys who are in it.
Some of us do better than others. We have no Tiger Woods circa-2000, but we sure do have a Steven Bowditch or two. Really, the biggest difference is not knowledge, it's commitment. We all have lives and responsibilities (and other fantasy teams). Simply following golf on a weekly if not daily basis is the best plan to succeed. Rule No. 1: Do your homework. Rule No. 2: Your homework is never done.
Whether kicking things off with either a standard snake draft or an auction – as is the case with the referenced RotoWire league – it's simply rewarding to start the season